THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF TRAVIS COUNTY (HATC) FOUNDATION PROVIDES $25,000 IN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPS TO DESERVING HATC YOUTH

Austin, TX – Since the HATC Foundation’s establishment in December 2017, up to $25,000 in scholarships are awarded every year to deserving youth, currently residing in HATC affordable housing communities and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) households, who demonstrate academic excellence and community citizenship. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition and fees for an associate’s degree at any qualifying two (2) year institution.

This year, three residents from Alexander Oaks Apartments and two clients residing in Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) households have been selected to each receive an estimated total amount of $5,000 to be applied towards an Associate’s Degree at their desired two-year institution in Fall 2019.

  • Kaylan Evans, an Alexander Oaks resident, is a first-generation student who will be pursuing a health science degree at Austin Community College (ACC). In two years, Kaylan sees herself helping people recover and gaining strength through physical therapy.
  • Ebony Blakely, an Alexander Oaks resident, is a first-generation student who will be pursuing a nursing degree at Austin Community College (ACC). In two years, Ebony sees herself continuing her education to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • David Ramirez, an Alexander Oaks resident, is a first-generation student who will be pursuing a music business, performance, and technology degree at Austin Community College (ACC) in Austin, TX. In two years, David sees himself starting his own label recording company and performing at more music events.
  • Anthony Morris, a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder, is a fifth-generation college student who will be pursuing a communications degree at Blinn College. In two years, Anthony sees himself encouraging and lifting up others as a life coach.
  • Emmonique Fairley, a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder, is a second-generation college student who will be pursuing a nursing degree at Austin Community College (ACC). In two years, Emmonique sees herself continuing her education to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Congratulations to all the recipients and our best wishes for continued success throughout your college career and future endeavors!


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The HATC Foundation

patrick.b.howard@traviscountytx.gov

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